Basics of Biopsychologyclearly presents the fundamentals of the study of the biology of behavior and makes the topics personally and socially relevant to the student.
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“The text consistently excels..... The entire text is honed and refined to the extent that students reading the text will be transformed into reasonably sophisticated biopsychologists by the book’s end..... I think that many of the chapters are close to perfection.” -- Nancy J. Woolf, UCLA
“Pinel is an excellent writer.... [The case studies] are a major strength over Kalat. These sections should pique the students’ interests and hopefully help them appreciate the relevance of this course.” ― Joseph H. Porter, Virginia Commonwealth University
“When I review a possible book for adoption, I first turn to the chapter on axonal and synaptic transmission. A really great author should be able to make these topics interesting and engaging. Pinel has succeeded in doing this by taking some new directions that I applaud.” -- Douglas Engwall, Central CT State
“Dr. Pinel has a wonderful style that makes complicated material accessible. This is particularly helpful for those students who might be intimidated by the ‘hard sciences.’ ... I would like to thank Dr. Pinel for his efforts over the years to provide clear and concise material for students to appreciate the depth and fascination of biopsychology. Congratulations on a fantastic job! ” ― David Holtzman, University of Rochester
“Pinel’s use of anecdotes and personal stories is superior to Kalat’s.” – Stanley N. Bursten, Santa Barbara City College
“I really liked the illustrations. I thought the attention to detail, especially, in labeling all of the important structures and pathways was outstanding. This may the first book in which illustrations are complementary to the text, as opposed to something fun to look at while you read.” ― Rita Michelle Lewellen, Cerritos CollegeExcerpt from a letter to the author (used with permission)::"I am currently a 2nd year Psychology student at the University of Western Ontario and I am taking a Biopsychology class...I have to say what an amazing text this is... I recently switched majors from physiology/medical sciences to psychology and I was confused for a while about what I liked more: biological sciences or psychology. I didn't know I could combine them until I read your textbook. Your book was inspirational for me and I now have a clearer, more defined idea of what I would like to do with my degree and future endeavours. Thank you very much for writing such an interesting textbook that was so clearly aimed to help students understand and appreciate biopsychology. I honestly attribute my new-found interest in biopsychology to the amazing work you put in to this text. Too bad I am several provinces away from B.C, I would have loved to be in one of your classes! Thank you again and I hope to read more of your work in the future." - Tannis, student at University of Western Ontario Excerpt from a letter to the author (used with permission)::
I am a student who has just completed a Biopsychology course designed around your textbook (6th ed.) at Birmingham-Southern College. To confess my initial thoughts, I largely began this course because it is one of the requirements of my Psychology major and I gazed rather unexcitedly upon the cover of your textbook, assuming it to be like some of the other repetitive, over-written books I had become accustomed to during my three years at this college. However, as I delved a little deeper into the subject matter, exploring topics from sex and hormones to sleep cycles to neuroplasticity, I began to realize that your textbook is unlike any I had ever used. Not only is the research you include very pertinent to the subject and thought-provoking, but you seem to take the time to include personal notes, stories, and anecdotes that truly set your work apart from other texts. I can tell that Psychology is a field that really excites you, and in turn, I am more excited about my major. I just wanted to send you this small token of my graditude and a thanks for changing my mind about Psychology.
- Jeff Tullis, Birmingham-Southern College 2008"
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Book Description Allyn & Bacon, 2006. Mixed media product. Book Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0205508898